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    Another Useless Thread from mcdrier.....

    I can hear the ha-8ers already...So if you think it is, move on. For those of you interested in this, please feel free to add to it. I am sure someone will think this is a hate thread. For those who are interested keep reading...

    So I was wondering how many of CF'ers have done a major career in their working lifetime lets say from the ages of 22 through 45? I say if you are over 60 and retired, or took up a second career after putting in 20 plus years in your first career, this is not what I am looking for, but feel free to post. I am interested in finding people who gave up their max. potential earning potential to find a new career.

    I have...I started working in the real world after ISU in manufacturing businesses as an industrial engineer ranging from quality assurance, to mfg engr, to technical sales. After about 8 years of this, I was not happy and went back to school to earn my teaching credentials. I am now a public school teacher in North Central Iowa. My Dad was a public school teacher in MN, and I think that had a lot to do with it. Growing up in that lifestyle...not saying the lifestyle was for the rich and famous, but he was home, had the same schedule as me in regards to school, and had reasonable work hours. I think I wanted to give that to my family.

    Studies say this is more common than a generation ago. I am was wondering if it is really true. Now when I say career change, I am talking about a major career change, not just changing companies, or jobs within an industry. I am talking about going back to school, or getting a break to get a foot in the door in a new industry b/c you knew someone, or were at the right place at the right time.


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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Summary: Does anyone have experience changing careers?



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Like when a Hok fan quits selling meth after getting stomped by some bikers, and decides to finally take a lower paying, but safer, job at Maid-Rite?


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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    Summary: Does anyone have experience changing careers?

    Cut him some slack, Arob...now that we know he's a teacher, it's the offseason on CF, and he's not working, so imagine the unending boredom.



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Like when a Hok fan quits selling meth after getting stomped by some bikers, and decides to finally take a lower paying, but safer, job at Maid-Rite?

    I'm not sure the workers at Maid-Rite have actually stopped selling meth...I thought it was a side job and a way to make contacts.



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    I'm not sure the workers at Maid-Rite have actually stopped selling meth...I thought it was a side job and a way to make contacts.
    hmm, hadn't thought about it that way. You're probably right.


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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    I worked for my dad at his TV business from age 16 to 24, and when became obvious that the business couldn't support where I needed to be, I made a change to construction (flooring) at that point. It worked out really well. Worked my way from installation to sales to management.



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    This thread is so un-less



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    I have thought about changing careers every day since I started in IT. I dont want to do this forever. Im not sure what else Im good at though. Besides typing nonsense on message boards.



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Unless thread? Unless thread!!




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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    You can change jobs?



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    I made a major change 2 years ago.... and went into business for myself in a field I had 1.5 years of experience. However, my professional experience in business management, sales, customer service and desire to make money easily trumped my little industry experience.

    Today, I am making more than I have ever before ..... I work 4-6 hours a day... and LOVE IT. Downside is vacation time is tricky... my customers needs trump my time off... for now.


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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I made a major change 2 years ago.... and went into business for myself in a field I had 1.5 years of experience. However, my professional experience in business management, sales, customer service and desire to make money easily trumped my little industry experience.

    Today, I am making more than I have ever before ..... I work 4-6 hours a day... and LOVE IT. Downside is vacation time is tricky... my customers needs trump my time off... for now.
    Sounds like you need an intern at Kramerica International.



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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    Quote Originally Posted by mcdrier View Post

    I am not a public school teacher in North Central Iowa.
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    Re: Another Unless Thread from mcdrier.....

    I am 4 years into my first career in various accounting and finance roles. I grew up with my dad owning his own business, so I have always had a little entrepreneurial bug. I would guess someday, I would like to open my own business in something that I enjoy more than advanced number management.

    I am assuming that will be a cut in pay and a big change in lifestyle. Not ready to do that yet though.



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